A relationship counselor can provide the help you need. Never assume that your difficulties are not important enough to warrant a counselor’s help simply because you aren’t suffering from a mental health condition or facing an issue like domestic violence – if your difficulties are keeping you from living your life the way you want to live it, you can use coping strategies to change them.
In couples therapy, a counselor works with a couple to work through the difficulties in their relationship. This generally includes the couple meeting with the counselor together and the counselor meeting with each of them for individual sessions. The counselor works with the partners to have them identify what they want out of the relationship, what they need to feel personally fulfilled in it, and where the disconnect between their wants, needs, and what they are actually getting lies.
Once a couple determines where their disagreements and struggles truly lie in couples therapy, they can work to develop conflict resolution and communication skills to overcome these difficulties.
When your struggles are too big for you and your partner to work out for yourselves, work with an experienced relationship counselor to find productive solutions to them.
Couples therapy helps a couple see their relationship for what it really is. This is the first step in addressing the issues they face. By seeing a relationship in its true state, its core exposed, the couple can then determine how to proceed with the relationship. Sometimes, they are reacquainted with what brought them together in the first place and come away from counseling stronger than ever. For other couples, couples counseling is a way to see their relationship is irreparably broken and that the healthiest solution is to end it. Although this might sound like a negative outcome, it is actually a way for the individuals to move forward with their lives in more positive, satisfying ways.